Friday, 11 January 2019 20:27
  Important Scholarship dates for January and February    Scholarship offers will go out mid-March so, if you can not attend one or both events, please let us know.  If you are interested in joining our successful Scholarship Scheme in September 2019, please contact Iain by email on
Friday, 11 January 2019 17:27
February Half Term Football Development workshops The Workshops are designed for footballers of all levels, both boys and girls, who wish to improve every aspect of their Football. If your child is new to the game or they are already an advanced footballer, our UEFA B qualified coaches will take a step by step approach whilst, at the same time, ensure that the sessions are highly enjoyable for your son or daughter. Please note that the Workshops are split into two days, Day One for the Foundation Phase with the second day covering the older Development Phase To register your interest, either email Nick at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Download and print of a booking form: or simply click the link to the googleform below:    FEB DEV WORKSHOP
Monday, 03 December 2018 12:05
  It is with great excitement that we can announce a new additional to our ever expanding Sport Scholarship programme.   In Partnership with Eaton Socon Cricket Club from Sept 2019 St Neots Learning and Sports Academy will open its sport scholarship programme to post 16 year old Students who wish to access Cricket as part of their 6th form enrichment.    Iain Parr Director of St Neots Learning and Sports Academy said: "Rob Ashwell and myself have been in discussions for quite some time now on how we can offer, in partnership with Eaton Socon Cricket Club, a Cricket Scholarship programme that can be accessed by all the talented Cricketers who play within St Neots and indeed the surrounding area.  This is a fantastic opportunity for post 16 girls and boys to get the very best educational at Longsands 6th form while at the same time access a Cricket scholarship programme,  a specific gym programme and game time under the watchful eye of our Cricketing Partners.  Cricket is now on the Longsands 6th form time table for Sept 2019!! "     Robert Ashwell Chairman ESCC added: "Eaton Socon Cricket Club is very proud to be looking to run a Cricket scholarship in partnership with St Neots Learning and Sports Academy from  September 2019. We believe it could be the first post 16 cricket scholarship within the UK . The partnership will include using the facilities at both clubs and the programme will be cricket focused with fitness and gym work part of the course . The scholarship will be run by ECB qualified coaches and with the potential to have training sessions at first class county . On top of this we are looking at potential overseas cricket tours for the scholars and even taking in overseas scholars in the future"   ESCC -  Cambs & Hunts Premier League Cricket  Great facilities with new £35,000 nets in 2017  Central location  One of the best local junior cricket club set ups  ECB qualified coaches  Qualified county coaches for age group cricket      Rob will be available on the Friday 21st December at St Neots Town FC, in the Gregory Suite from 10.30am     
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:51
Open Training Day announced for potential scholars (September 2019 Intake) Friday 21st December 2018 - 10.30am at the GESS 3G Arena   Follow the link below to fill in the scholarship form but please also email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your participation on the 21st December
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:49
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       1         ELY CITY U18      0          Ely had inflicted on St Neots their only league defeat so far this season on the opening day, so this return match was of great significance to both sides.    With much at stake the match was somewhat disappointing with the sides cancelling each other out for much of the time, and the finishing by both was well below par with the goalkeepers rarely called upon.   However visiting custodian Toby Powell did produce one late second half save to keep the outcome in doubt right up to the final whistle, but from St Neots point of view this was a match where the result was more important than the performance. The first half is best described as competitive but unproductive.   Most of the efforts on goal were either blocked or off target with the respective defences well in control.   Referee Philip Stanton kept well on top of some rather feisty tackling and the blank half time scoresheet was a reflection of two well-matched sides.   Sam Routs at one end and Benjamin Harnwell at the other had the best early chances, both put wide of target and it was full back Tom Leagas who came closest to breaking the deadlock when he flicked wide at the near post after determined work by Joe Rider.   Towards the end of the first half St Neots had a good spell of superior possession but created little with Rider seeing a shot blocked and both he and Markel Cousins shooting wide when well placed.   The second half began in similar vein with Adrian O’Hara firing high over the bar and the lively Routs shooting wide after good work by Bradley Brown.   The solitary goal came after 62 minutes when Cousins mesmerised the defence but saw his effort blocked, and when the ball ran loose ace marksman Joe Rider pounced to claim his nineteenth goal of the season.  That seemed to set the visitors’ back on their heels and they were limited to rare breakaway attacks with home skipper Leon Fulianty totally in control for St Neots.   A free kick by Fulianty required a double save from Powell and Ely then sent on substitutes to try to pep up their attack.   However, Joe Burberry in the St Neots goal did not have a serious save to make whilst at the other end Rider brought the one significant save from Powell and the keeper then did well to block with his feet to deny the same St Neots player.   Ely never gave up but lacked ideas and seldom looked like salvaging anything from the match.     St Neots:  Burberry, Leagas, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Cousins, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Ferry Sub used:   Rudland. Referee:  Philip Stanton    (John Walker)
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:49
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         CAMBRIDGE CITY U18       2          This was a pulsating encounter between the two best sides in the Division and it finished honours even.  Leaders St Neots retained their top berth and their unbeaten at home in the league record, whilst their visitors Cambridge City remain unbeaten this season.   It was a match that was played at a tremendous pace with a high degree of commitment from each side with both going in front before the points were shared after 90 minutes, so there was plenty to engross St Neots best home attendance of the season.   The visitors started in an explosive fashion dominating the early exchanges, but St Neots came back to enjoy a much greater share of the second half possession and thought they may have won until the late Cambridge equaliser. St Neots weathered an early scare when goalkeeper Joe Burberry miskicked a clearance before pouncing on the ball in the opening minute, but the visitors were dictating play and went ahead on seven minutes when a swift attack on the left saw Jamie Judge cross to the far post for Robert Friel to force home.   Burberry then had to save well from Henry Hall and Friel as Cambridge maintained their impressive start, but St Neots replied with Jacob Joseph firing over the bar and Markel Cousins forcing a good save from Toby Moring.   Friel then shot over the bar when played clear by Jude White, but it was St Neots who finished the first half more strongly as Joseph volleyed over the bar after good work by Bradley Brown, and Cousins saw a shot blocked on the goal line following a Sammy Routs free kick.  Cambridge did create two early second half openings with White shooting off target after a pacey run that took him past two defenders, and Aaron Hiscock attacked on the left but saw his shot blocked by a defender.   St Neots then took over with Routs having a shot deflected over the bar, and Nehemiah Goodridge going close with a shot from a corner.   Cambridge were now pushed back on the defensive and Moring despite being unsighted produced the save of the match to deny Cousins, pushing his low shot away at full stretch.  He also saved a narrow-angled Joe Rider shot with his feet but was eventually beaten after 72 minutes by a neat Joseph header from a cross by substitute Tom Leagas.   Six minutes later St Neots took the lead as the impressive Cousins fed leading scorer Joe Rider to make it 2-1.   However the lead was short-lived for two minutes later a rare Cambridge attack ended with the unmarked Aaron Hiscock heading Harvey Bullin cross past Burberry.   There was no easing of commitment as both sides strove for a winning goal but a draw was a fair result. St Neots:  Burberry, Ferry, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Joseph, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Cousins Sub used:   Leagas. Referee:  Paul Gale    (John Walker)  
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:09
  Post 16 Sports Scholarship. Keep an eye out for further Sports Scholarship opportunities including Cricket, Tennis, Golf...... Please also welcome Alex Cook onto our full time coaching Staff. Alex Cook joins Jamie Raynor and Alex Minall, who as well as coaching our scholars also all coach within our Scholarship partner Peterborough United's Academy # developmentpartnership
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 21:31
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       5         HISTON U18       0          With another hat trick taking his goals tally to 17 in seven matches – 15 of those in the last four – Joe Rider led his side to a five points lead in the league table with a convincing victory over visiting Histon.    It completed a league double over the visitors this month but to their credit they never gave up trying despite the goals tally against them building up. St Neots got off to a sensational start with their opening goal after just 19 seconds as David Muse harried defender and goalkeeper into a stupid error which left the home player to walk the ball into an empty net.   To their credit this did not seem to faze the visitors who forgot their indiscretion and competed well in the next half hour.   St Neots enjoyed a much great share of possession, but the final ball was never quite right, and the visitors defended comfortably against the league’s leading scorers.   Chances came and went with Tom Leagas and Adrian O’Hara both shooting wide before Jeffrey Alihonou created Histon’s first opening but he could not finish.   From a Bradley Brown cross Joe Rider stretched to head the ball onto the roof of the net and the same player saw another effort deflected for a corner by Joshua Byrne.  Louis Hobbs looked the most dangerous attacking player for the visitors and he too lifted a shot over the keeper and onto the roof of the net.   Then in the final minute of the first half from a sublime cross by Oliver Rowland, Joe Rider opened his account for the evening with a well-placer header to give St Neots a 2-0 half time advantage. With Brown and Sam Routs orchestrating the St Neots midfield, the home side continued to dominate after the interval.   Routs fired wide and Leon Fulianty up for a free kick flicked the ball against the near post.  Leagas had a shot deflected and the pressure eventually paid off after 63 minutes when brilliant individual skill by Joe Rider saw him take two defenders out of the game before turning and shooting past Harvey Daniels.     Three minutes later a Leagas corner was punched clear by Daniels but only as far as Adrian O’Hara who sent a low shot into the corner of the net for 4-0.   With seven minutes left Histon substitute Joe Cesare had Histon’s best chance for a consolation goal when he went clear of the St Neots’ defence but lost control and almost inevitably Joe Rider was to have the final word as he collected a Kyle Rudland cross and his hat trick at the far post to net from a narrow angle to complete the 5-0 victory, a minute from time. St Neots:  Brewer, Leagas, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Muse, Brown (B), Routs, Rider, Wood Subs used:   Coppolaro, Rudland, Lennon and Frezza.    (John Walker)  
Friday, 05 October 2018 15:52
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON       1         ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7           A personal hat trick in each half by St Neots striker Joe Rider condemned winless Histon to their fourth defeat in five league matches this season.   It was St Neots’ fourth successive league victory to leave them in second spot just a point behind league leaders Royston Town. The match began with a flurry of attacking play at both ends with St Neots taking an eighth minutes lead thanks to a lengthy shot from Bradley Brown.  Histon replied in the next ten minutes with a Kyle Neesham shot that visiting keeper Joe Burberry was glad to push over the bar and then Rhys O’Callaghan was played clear by Kyle Moran, but he lobbed wastefully over the bar with only the keeper to beat.   Joe Rider had a cross-cum-shot blocked on the line by Ethan Bates and then at the other end Sam Routs dragged his effort wide of the near post.   Alfredo Martins then levelled the scores with a dipping shot from 25 yards that caught Burberry a couple of yards off his line.   Joe Rider’s goal fest began after 27 minutes when a sublime through ball from Jacob Joseph played him clear of his marker and he shot low through the keeper’s legs to make it 2-1.   David Muse almost added to the score when more defensive laxness let him in but under pressure home keeper Dylan Pearce saved with his legs.  After 33 minutes Rider doubled his tally when he was left totally unmarked to collect another Joseph assist and his first hat trick arrived four minutes before the break when he capitalised on a defensive misunderstanding between Pearce and Theo Broomfield.   Just before half time Louis Hobbs broke away for the home side but shot over the bar. The second half had a much quieter start with St Neots dominating possession but creating little.   Substitutions by both sides tended to break up the pattern of play but three further goals in six minutes by Rider punished the home defence.   After 72 minutes he was brought down by Ryan McGillvray in the area earning the home player a booking for dissent and he picked himself up to made it 5-1 from the penalty spot.   Three minutes later he made no mistake picking up a Routs cross and his second hat trick arrived after 78 minutes when a long clearance out of defence saw him beat the offside trap to bear down on goal to beat Pearce again.   To Histon’s relief he was then substituted but they refused to capitulate, and Burberry had to be alert, to keep a well struck Hobbs free kick from reducing the home sides’ arrears.       St Neots:  Burberry, Rowland, Wood, O’Hara, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, Routs, Muse, Rider, Brown (B) Subs used:   Coppolaro, Goodyear, Frezza and Brown (J). Referee: Andrew Drain                                                                                               (John Walker)
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:48
FA YOUTH CUP FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING ST NEOTS TOWN U18       1         PETERBOROUGH SPORTS U18       4 St Neots U18 side have a very fragile record in the FA Youth Cup as their fifth first match defeat in the competition in the last six seasons indicates.   On this occasion they were well beaten by an impressive Peterborough Sports side who have started the season unbeaten in four league and cup fixtures, and in the last round inflicted a 6-0 defeat on Biggleswade Town.  In Ryan Pratt the visitors had the man of the match as he contributed a very impressive personal hat trick.   St Neots Manager Alex Minall was very disappointed with his sides’ performance pointing out that when they conceded a second goal half way through the second half they appeared to let their heads drop and failed to compete in the latter stages of the game allowing their visitors to pick up two more goals. Sports began impressively dominating the first twenty minutes and taking the lead with their first significant attack after five minutes.   St Neots conceded a free kick twenty yards from goal and when Louie Venni’s free kick was not cleared Ryan Pratt was on hand to open his account.  The same player then outpaced his marker to bring a good save from home keeper Joe Burberry and then Harvey Humble was too easily dispossessed but Alfie Ferguson shot wide.   St Neots rallied after a poor start and Jacob Joseph tested keeper Dylan Veni and Leon Fulianty sent a free kick narrowly wide.   Then against the run of play after 25 minutes, St Neots levelled with the pick of the five goals as Joe Rider chased down an Adrian O’Hara cross to score a fine individual goal from a narrow angle.   Towards half time the lively Sam Routs had a shot well saved and Veni had to dive bravely ant the feet of Joseph to smother his shot. The visitors started strongly after the break with Pratt going clear wide right, but Burberry left his line to deflect his shot for a corner.   Four minutes later the home keeper was in action again being well placed to save a point-blank close range shot from Nasir Nabi.  David Muse was injured and had to be replaced by substitute Bradley Brown and then after 62 minutes the visiting Manager made a bold move sending on all three allowed substitutes to freshen his side.   The ploy worked perfectly as seven minutes later two of his substitutes combined to outwit the home defence as Oliver Foster set up Ayman Trabelsi to restore his sides’ lead.   St Neots visibly lost their impetus and were pushed back defending deep and seeming unable to get the ball out of their half.   Nabi went close with an acrobatic overhead kick, but the pressure continued to build, and it was no surprise when eleven minutes from time Ryan Pratt showed pace and confidence to leave his marker in his wake and give Burberry no chance with a well-placed rising shot.   It was then almost all defending for St Neots as the visitors pressed and they were further rewarded thirty seconds into added time when Ryan Pratt completed his hat trick.     St Neots:  Burberry, Goodridge, Roberts, O’Hara, Humble, Fulianty, Joseph, Wood, Rider, Routs, Muse                                                                                                                                        Subs used:   Brown (B) (for Muse 56 mins), Rowland (for Goodridge 72mins), Rudland (for Wood 80 mins, Gathergood and Brewer. Referee: Robert Goldstone                                                                 (John Walker)               
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